18-year-old girl ‘gang-raped’, murdered in Ibadan

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An 18-year-old girl, identified as Bello Barakat, was reportedly gang raped and murdered by unknown men in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.

The incident was said to have occured at her parents’ house in the Akinyele area of Ibadan on Monday evening.

It was gathered that her dead body was found around their home, after her body was examined, they discovered that she was raped, then got murdered.

Father of the deceased, Kasimu Elepo, said that he was not at home when the incident occurred. He revealed that the deceased’s sister was also out of the house at the time the tragic incident occurred.

He said they saw Barakat’s body at the back of the house in a pool of her blood when she returned from Quaranic lessons that fateful day.

Elepo said the police has begun an investigation into the matter. Meanwhile, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Southwest, zone D has demanded justice for the deceased who was assaulted and murdered.

Bello Barakat, aged 18, was a year one student of Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Moor Plantation in Ibadan. It was gathered that she has been buried according to Islamic rites.

Her death has continued to attract outrage nationwide as Nigerians have taken to social media to express their displeasure over the rising cases of rape in Nigeria with the hashtag #JusticeforBarakat.

Recall that Ms Omozuwa, a 100 level Microbiology student of the University of Benin, was assaulted inside a hall in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Ikpoba Hill, Benin City on May 13, where she went to study.

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